HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:20 am
Posts: 1336
Since no one has pointed it out, Bontrager size their handlebars from center to centre in the drops compared to some others who size outside to outside.

For example the Bontrager bars on my CX bike are 40cm but size more like 42cm

_________________
"Step forward the climber and all those who worship at the altar of lightness" - R. Millar


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:15 am 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:29 pm
Posts: 16
euan wrote:
Since no one has pointed it out, Bontrager size their handlebars from center to centre in the drops compared to some others who size outside to outside.

For example the Bontrager bars on my CX bike are 40cm but size more like 42cm


That's good to know, quite not clear info are attached at bontrager website related to how they size.. i measured my handlebar and gave me 44cm, which means it will feel somewhat like 46cm ... Mmm quite big


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:52 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:20 am
Posts: 1336
Well if you measured outside to outside and it was 44cm, then you have 44cm bars.

_________________
"Step forward the climber and all those who worship at the altar of lightness" - R. Millar


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:29 pm
Posts: 16
euan wrote:
Well if you measured outside to outside and it was 44cm, then you have 44cm bars.


I measured center to center = 44cms. Means it was probably 46cm.
I have a ritchey wcs curve 42cm and a 80mm bontrager xxx stem. I will try this mix..


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:29 pm
Posts: 16
Finally have my cockpit set up with 42cms handlebar (center to center) and 80mm stem.. This is my best setup.Image


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:07 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:40 am
Posts: 337
Glad you found a set up that works for you now, don't be afraid to play around with widths. It's all personal preference as far as I'm concerned, like stem angle, crank length etc. I first started on 46cm bars, but those felt too wide and I decided when I built my next bike I was going to downsize. I ride a 60cm frame with 42cm bars now. Actually 41 cm o-o on the tops (fsa omegas). I'm 192cm.

Narrow bars are in right now.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:29 pm
Posts: 16
Thks for ur comments.. The only issue this is an aero handlebar, and think is intended more for aero, and I'm a more climber, also my place is very hilly.. Any experience with this handlebars


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:53 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:15 pm
Posts: 120
arodriguez wrote:
Hi everyone..

Need help to find best handlebar for my Trek Madone 54cm frame. I'm 5.84 ft tall (1.76 mt).. Actually I have a Bontrager RXL carbon handlebar, 44mm wide, but kind of feel it a bit big for me. I have a 90mm stem, planning also to change for a 70 or 80 mm stem.
My concern is if there is a standard size of handlebars by a given frame size?? For example bike companies built a 52cm frame with a 40mm wide handlebar, and a 54cm frame with a 42mm handlebar??
Sorry for my ignorance, but I have searched for this answer and haven't find a positive answer..

Thanks for ur commentsImageImage


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


42 cm is roughly standard size, but if you have wide shoulders you may need a bigger bar. The local bike shop is the best place to start. They can measure you and ensure you get the best fit. Other than that there's riding style and personal preference. Some prefer ergonomic bars, while others prefer more of a classic shape. Depending on how wide you are they'll probably suggest 42-44 cm bar.

_________________
Colnago C-59 Italia PR99 colour schema
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Shimano Dura Ace C-24

Trek 5200
Shimano Ultegra 6500
Mavic krysium Elite


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1, 2


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], cage, earlrise, Exabot [Bot], gaisdergerman, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], kya, maxxevv, mpulsiv, pdlpsher1, zander and 43 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Roubaix SL4 max tire width

in Road

dha

3

228

Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:23 pm

dunbar42 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 20.5 or 23 mm rim width for 23c tubular tire?

in Road

Boss93

6

583

Wed May 14, 2014 7:00 am

tinozee View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Lightweight Standard Tyre Width

in Road

philhul

5

481

Fri May 16, 2014 8:48 pm

philhul View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Bont Vaypor shoes - help needed with size/width designation

in Road

jano

2

1208

Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:02 am

jano View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Help - want polished 31.8 handlebar

in Road

Bantamben

5

761

Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:59 pm

Bantamben View the latest post


It is currently Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:26 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB